Skip to comments.America Supports You: Girl Collects Batteries for Troops
Posted on 05/26/2005 6:32:45 AM PDT by Wiz
WASHINGTON, May 25, 2005 Batteries are the lifeblood of many things electronic. Without them, most CD players, digital cameras and handheld games are essentially useless.
When 12-year-old Lizzy Lulu, of Lancaster, Calif., learned that American servicemembers in Iraq often use these electronic devices, she decided to launch a campaign to collect 1,000,000 "AA" batteries.
"I knew that they would not have enough batteries to keep them running, so I started to collect batteries to send to them," Lizzy said.
"Through this battery campaign we hope to give the men and woman serving overseas a little bit of joy," added Lizzy's mother, Jennifer Petty.
Lizzy and her mother have set up various collection locations in their area and have received batteries from across the United States, Petty said.
All batteries collected will be donated to Operation Gratitude, where they will be divided up and shipped to troops in care packages. Operation Gratitude is a nonprofit organization providing a way for Americans to send items to servicemembers stationed overseas.
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I will bump that!
She might wanna start a collection of batteries for the troops' lonely wives at home too! ;-)
They find them in momma's night stand right?
Regardless of duplication, it is really nice to see a POSITIVE STORY in the media, a story about someone doing good for our troops. What a refreshing change from the normal liberal/left negative doom and gloom that permeates the fish wrappers...
Naughty. You seem to know a lot about the subject.
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